Name Dr Shantha Perera
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Immunology and medical Microbiology
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Immunology and medical microbiology
Tel 01902 321140

Biomedical science

Academic Qualifications

 B.Sc (Hons) Microbiology  University of London

M.Sc  Immunobiology  University of Aberdeen

Ph.D  Genetics  University of London

M.D.  International University of Health Sciences, St Kitts, W.Indies


Professional Qualifications


United States Medical Licensing Exam

Certificate in Education (CNAA)


Clinical Immunology

Clinical Microbiology

Effects of anti-stress interventions on salivary immunological and biochemical  biomarkers, physiological  and metabolic variables and mood states


Human endogenous retroviruses as agents of molecular mimicry in rheumatoid arthritis


Paraneoplastic Myasthenic Syndrome IgG inhibits Ca flux in a human small cell carcinoma line (1985).  A. Roberts, S. Perera, B.Lang, A. Vincent & J. Newsom-Davis. 
NATURE Vol 317, pp737


Allosuppressors as antagonists of antisuppressors in Aspergillus nidulans ( 1988).  S. Perera, and S.D. Martinelli.  HEREDITY Vol 60 (2), pp314


A modifier of translational suppression in Aspergillus nidulans (1988).  S.Perera and S. Martinelli. BIOCHIM BIOPHYS ACTA, Vol 1050, pp 279-282


Antisuppressors reduce the misreading of the genetic code in Aspergillus nidulans.  Martinelli S.D. and Perera S. (1991)  CURRENT GENETICS Vol19, pp461-465


Protein synthesis in Aspergillus nidulans (1992).  Martinelli SD, Perera S, Sheikh A. BIOTECHNOLOGY Vol 23, pp 69-87


Microbial deterioration of building stone a review (1993)  E. May, S.J. Lewis, S.Perera, S.Tayler, M.R.D. Seward, D. Alsop.  BIODETERIORATION ABSTRACTS Vol 7(2), pp109-123


General Principles Of Infection (1995).  Perera S and Murray P.  In Biology Of Disease Eds Phillips J, Murray P and Crocker J.  Blackwell Science.


Modulation of Salivary Lysozyme and Immunoglobulin A by training in elite male swimmers (1996).  Koutedakis Y, Sabin E and Perera SJournal of Sports Science, Vol 14(1), pp90.


Secretory Immune Responses of ventilated preterms to gentle/light and systematic stroking.(1996).  Hayes J A , Adamson-Macedo E N and Perera SInfant Behaviour and Development
Vol 19, pp 7.


Salivary lysozyme: a non invasive marker for the study of the effects of stress on natural immunity (1997).  S Perera, M Uddin and J Hayes.  International Journal of Behavioural Medicine
Vol 4(2), pp170-179


Immediate effects of an aerobic exercise on innate immunity in rowers (1998).  Y. Koutedakis,
D Soulas, L Sabin & S PereraKinesiology 3: 12 pp 116-17 


Increases in Salivary Lysozyme and IgA Concentration and Secretory Rates Independent of Salivary Flow Rates Following Viewing of a Humorous Videoptape (1998).  Perera S, Sabin E, Nelson PN, Lowe D.  International Journal of Behavioural Medicine Vol 5(2), pp118-129.


Molecular investigations implicate human endogenous retroviruses as mediators of anti retroviral antibodies in autoimmune rheumatic disease (1999).  Nelson PN, Lever AM, Smith S, Pitman R, Murray P, Perera SA, Westwood OM, Hay FC, Ejtehadi HD, Booth JC  IMMUNOL INVEST
Vol 28(4) pp 277-289


Detection of secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in saliva of ventilated and non-ventilated preterm neonates (1999).  JA Hayes, EN Adamson-Macedo, S Perera, J Anderson. NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS Vol 20, pp 109-113


Phleum pratense pollen specific immunoglobulin A (IgA) detection in the saliva of 35 adults by a novel indirect ELISA (1999).  M F Durand, S J Connellan, V Nagendran, PN Nelson. Perera S  IMMUNOLOGY Vol 98(S1), pp140.


Secretory IgA in the saliva of ventilated preterm neonates; the mediating role of light and systematic stroking (1999).  J A Hayes E N Adamson-Macedo and S Perera
Int. J. Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine Vol 11(4), pp459-468.


The mediating role of cutaneous sensitivity within neonatal psychoneuroimmunology (2000). 
J.A Hayes E N Adamson-Macedo and S Perera.  Neuroendocrinology Letters 21:187-193.


Synthetic inhibitors of CDKs induce different responses in androgen sensitive and androgen insensitive prostatic cancer cell lines (2002).  Mad'arova J, Lukesova M, Hlobilkova A, Strnad M, Vojtesek B, Lenobel R, Hajduch M, Murray PG, Perera S, Kolar Z.  Mol Pathol. Aug;55(4):227-34.


Reactivity and Isotype Profiling of Monoclonal Antibodies using Multiple Antigenic Peptides(2002).. Waldron EE, Murray P, Kolar Z, Young L, Brown C, Reynolds G, Baumforth K,  Toomey S, Astley SJ, Perera SA, Nelson PN Hybrid Hybridomics Oct;21(5):393-8.


Characterization of anti-myosin monoclonal antibodies. (2005) Nelson PN, Astley SJ, Roden D, Waldron E, Baig K, Caforio AL, Koutedakis Y, Perera S, Spry C. Hybridoma (Larchmt) Dec;24(6):314-8.


Integrated Medical Sciences, The Essentials (2007).  Perera S, Leung H, Anderson S, Gama R John Wiley & Co